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Flamenco-inspired chamber opera by Osvaldo Golijov;
Libretto by David Henry Hwang
Music Director: Andres Cladera; Stage Director: Karla Boos
October 19-November 2, 2012
East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Argentine composer Golijov's powerful 90-minute chamber opera mixes flamenco with other age-old traditions, reviving music's elemental powers. The story centers on the passionate relationship of playwright Federico Garcia Lorca and the great Catalan tragedian Margarita Xirgu, who portrayed his famous women. Politics at the dawn of Spain's Civil War are its backdrop; the never-resolved circumstances of Lorca's assassination at the hands of Franco's henchmen are its climax. The project will unite many of the artists of Quantum's Maria de Buenos Aires, including mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica-Young and flamenco dancer Carolina Loyola-Garcia.

Special Events:
October 19: Opening Night
Join us after the performance for a champagne reception.

October 21: Roundtable Review
Join us after the performance for a Q&A session with the cast and director.

October 23: Ladies Night
A ladies-only reception and viewing. Join us for a pre-show reception, followed by the performance at 8pm. Reception will begin at 6:30 pm at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

October 26: Grapenuts
A special pre-show wine tasting and reception. In keeping with the play's theme, we will taste an assortment of Spanish and Latin American wines. Reception starts at 6:30 pm. Thanks to The Beauty Shoppe (6014 Penn Avenue) for hosting us!

Regular Run Schedule
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; all shows at 8pm
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East Liberty Presbyterian Church 116 South Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206